July 29 - 31, 2019
Washington, D.C.

Pre Conference Focus Day

Everything you need to know about Military Helicopter International's Focus Day!

9:00 am - 9:50 am Registration & Breakfast

9:50 am - 10:00 am Chairman's Opening Remarks

10:00 am - 11:00 am Bolstering Helicopter Sustainment and Maintenance Capabilities w/ 128th Aviation Brigade

Lieutenant Colonel Miedema - Deputy Commander of Operations, 128th Aviation Brigade
This session will provide an in depth viewpoint as to the ongoing training efforts to maintain and sustain Army Helicopters for improved readiness and lethality capabilities. With a focus on MRO, this session will detail the latest maintenance training efforts to increase lifecycle and effectiveness of Army rotary assets.
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Lieutenant Colonel Miedema

Deputy Commander of Operations
128th Aviation Brigade

11:00 am - 11:30 am MORNING NETWORKING BREAK

11:30 am - 12:30 pm Training Combat Quality Rotary Aviation Professionals to Fortify Navy Global Reach

Captain Scott Starkey - Chief of Staff, Chief of Naval Air Training (CNATRA)
With a focus on advanced rotary and tilt-rotor training, this session will detail Naval aviation
training priorities for future fleet service. At this session, you will have the opportunity to learn about proposed requirements needed to enable future rotorcraft training.
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Captain Scott Starkey

Chief of Staff
Chief of Naval Air Training (CNATRA)

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm LUNCH


1:30 pm - 2:15 pm Industry Perspective: Preparing the Way Forward for Next-Gen Rotorcraft Delivery

The vision for Future Vertical Lift is dependent upon wide-spread support and insight from Industry to guide requirements and technological integration. FVL is truly a turning point in the next generation family of military rotorcraft, and this session will provide senior-level insight on transformative industry efforts. 

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm Afternoon Networking Break

This session will detail the ongoing research efforts focused on scientific barriers in
technologies that support current and future vertical lift capabilities. As director for the FVL
COE, Dr. Marilyn Smith, will be able to provide a unique viewpoint as to ongoing academic
efforts in support of next-generation Future Vertical Lift capabilities.
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Marilyn J. Smith, PhD

Professor, Director
Vertical Lift Research Center of Excellence, Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm Chairman's Closing Remarks and End of Focus Day